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Welcome to Dilijan!!! If you have ever been to Switzerland than you would find a lot of things in common with this city; the beautiful nature, forests and the unique ecology.
Moreover, even the locals call this beautiful city in the Tavush region “Little Switzerland”. Pack your luggage as there are so many must-see places in Dilijan. Let’s explore together what you need to know in Dilijan so that you can spend unforgettable days.
Now that you’ve decided your destination for the following couple of days, one important thing to do is arranging the accommodation in Dilijan. Many hotels in Dilijan are designed in a way to represent the cultural traditions of the 19th century architecture.
Thus you’ll have a chance to admire the historical center of Old Dilijan with modern restoration. There are many comfortable hotels affordable for everyone. Take your time to choose the best option for you.
Exploring Dilijan national park. It is one of the four national parks of Armenia and has three areas; reserve, economic and recreation. It has rich flora and fauna, mineral springs, formidable nature and architectural monuments. Dilijan National park is the most favorite place for hikers.
Take a ride to see one of Armenia’s most popular, ancient and beautiful monasteries, Haghartsin Monastery. Built during the 10th and 13th centuries, Haghartsin Monastery with its three churches is surrounded by breathtaking nature. In Haghartsin Complex there are also a dining hall, a bell tower and a library. You can also see some of the Armenian original khachqars here.
If you are lucky enough you can even witness the traditional Armenian wedding ceremony here in Haghartsin; newlyweds love this holy church for its unbelievable combination of historical architecture and nature. The priest will gladly tell you much more about Haghartsin complex, later you can shop in the near souvenir shop.
Lake Parz is one of the most beautiful hidden places in Armenia. Though the road to Lake Parz is rocky and rather bad in some parts, but currently it is under active reconstruction, also it’s worth coming here. Lake Parz is heavenly beautiful in each season.
Besides the beauty of nature, there are a lot of things you can do here: fishing, camping, boats, zipline, ropepark. You can organize a picnic near the lake as well or you can enjoy your meal in a wonderful restaurant.
United World College Dilijan, the first international boarding school in Armenia, is also located on the premises of Dilijan National Park. The college officially opened in 2014 and is one of the 18 UWC schools and colleges in the world teaching International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma.
This was just a small part of must-see places in Dilijan. You can take tours to Dilijan or if you want to travel on your own and personalize your schedule while exploring Dilijan than renting a car is a great option for you. Rent your car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Armenia to come, discover your favorite places in Dilijan. Don’t forget to share your experience with us. Bon voyage!
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